There is nothing quite like enjoying a delicious brew just a few steps away from where it was made. During your stay at Casa Escondida, we highly recommend you visit Blue Heron Brewing Company. It’s a small yet exceptional family-operated brewery and winery with two locations in Embudo and Espanola! It’s a great way to relax and unwind after an entire day of Chimayo and Santa Fe adventures.
Blue Heron Brewing Company Background
The owners of Blue Heron Brewing Company, Scott and Kristin Hennelly, have been passionate home brewers for years! In 2009, their love for homemade brews turned into an idea for a brewery. Thirteen months later, Blue Heron Brewing Company was born and started its first 100 gallon batches of delicious beer. Brandon Santos and Joshua Johnson later joined the team for their exceptional brewing experience in craft beers and wines. Since then, they have opened another location and continue to serve flavorful beers and wine in their laid-back tasting rooms.
Brews to Try at Blue Heron Brewing Company
Whether you like your beer hoppy, smooth, dark, or light, you’ll find the perfect brew that fits your specific tastes. There are 14 freshly crafted beers for you to choose from, but if you just can’t decide, these are just a few of our favorites:
Lava Rock Pale Ale
This drink is perfectly hopped with just a touch of extra body. It’s their delicious twist on the traditional American Pale.
La Loma Session Ale
It’s light and mild with just a bit of hops, so it’s the perfecting sipping beer.
La Llorona Scottish Ale
Named after our favorite Mexican ghost story, this ale is perfectly smooth with a taste of chocolate.
This lager is a bit on the lighter side but punches a rich and velvety feel.
Oro de Rio Grande Pilsner
Perfectly fine and crisp! It tastes a lot like a traditional Czech pilsner with a clean flavor.
Don’t Forget About the Winery
The delectable wines at the Blue Heron Brewing Company are not to be missed! These are the three wines to choose from that are rich, fruity, and flavorful:
Featuring bright berry aromas with a silky rich background, this red wine is sure to delight your taste buds.
It’s a medium-bodied wine with a smooth and rich Sangiovese blend. No wonder it is a medal winner!
Blue Heron Blanc
A bright and clean pinot with just a slight fruity background flavor.
Blue Heron Brewing Tap Room
The tap room’s relaxing and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to sip on craft beers and wines while enjoying each other’s company. You’ll also be able to relish in the Blue Heron Brewing menu featuring mouthwatering lunch and dinner options. Their hot wings are absolutely delicious and the fresh pizzas are more than tempting.
Enjoy the Blue Heron Brewing Company and More of Northern New Mexico at Casa Escondida
After indulging in the craft beer at Blue Heron Brewing, return to your home-away-from-home in our picturesque bed and breakfast in the New Mexico countryside. Our eco-friendly accommodations provide you a comfortable stay while our lovely setting right in the mountains will immerse you into an enchanting new world. Don’t forget to look at our Free Vacation Guide to find out what more there is to experience during your visit to Chimayo!
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